An ethical dilemma for doctors: When is it OK to prescribe opioids?
America’s opioid crisis is getting worse. The role of prescription opioids has both the medical establishment and the government justifiably worried.
In response, the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine released an official report on the crisis earlier this year. And, on September 21, the National Academy of Medicine released a special publication calling clinicians to help combat the crisis.
As a bioethicist working on …